Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN)
Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN) is a naturally occurring compound that can be found in small amounts in the human body and is found in small amounts in some foods. NMN has been found to be orally bioavailable, and to support NAD+ levels within liver and muscle tissue.
Recent research has suggested that NMN may support healthy heart function, bodily energy production, brain health, and well as eye and bone health. One of the most exciting findings of NMN research is that it may support DNA repair and promote the SIRTUIN genes which are believed to play a role in healthy aging.
NMN is absorbed extremely quickly and has a short half-life, so to keep NAD+ levels high for as much of the day as possible it’s recommended to take one 125 mg capsule on waking and another in the afternoon if taking 250 mg per day.
If taking a higher dose, you’d want to take one 125 mg capsule in the morning and continue to take more an additional capsules every 1-3 hours depending on the total dose you’re aiming for.
Side effects are rare, but itchiness, dizziness, sweating, and nausea have been reported in some cases. Please consult your physician before taking NMN.